Bad Humour

While I might not agree with Ivo Vegter at times, he is the closest thing we will get to a PJ O’Rourke in this beautiful and tormented country. In this article he discusses the potential blowback we may get as a result of Juju Fridays. I understand the frustration that Malema arises in the best…

The Battle Continues

As many of you may, or may not know, Graham and I are writing a book. Not just any book, but what we hope to be the definitive atheist handbook and reference guide. At least, the best one in Africa, looking towards Dawkins, Hitchen and Harris for guides. As such, we are collecting articles about…

My Sweet, Beautiful Taste of the World Cup

For the very first time in my life, I went to a stadium to watch a football match. But not just any stadium, and not just any match. I watched Spain beat Honduras at Ellis Park, sitting second row from the field, with family and friends and 54,000 other people. I cannot express how my…

Triple Whammy Movie Review

One of the reasons why I am glad to be back in Joburg is that I do not have to wait a month until after a movie comes out to see it. So, in deference to the new purpose of the blog (ie not an angry feminist bitch blog, as it previously has been seen),…

Movies

As I write this, I am listening to the trailer for Clash of the Titans. I know that it might have shocking dialogue and general shamelessness, but it will undoubtedly have the scale and action I so loved in 300, a movie both remarkably accurate and engaging. I love movies, I always have. And while…

Anatomy of the Rainspider

Really, I would be quite happy to never, *ever* see a spider again. I woke up this morning in a grand mood, to the sound of the Dr Horrible theme and was looking forward to a day spent with my family doing whatever it is we do on Mondays. Going for lunch, doing a little…